Several schools in the St George area will join with more than 100 other schools in Sydney to open their grounds to the public over the spring holidays as part of the Share Our Space initiative.
Mark Coure, Member for Oatley said that opening safe and purpose built play areas for children that would otherwise be left unused is a fantastic initiative.
"Some of my best memories of school holidays were playing in the park with friends. Our public schools have great facilities and opening these spaces to the community during the holidays is a brilliant use of space,” Mr Coure said.
"Parents know that finding safe, free and fun places for their kids to play during school holidays can sometimes be challenging. Share Our Space helps solve the age old task of keeping the kids active in the holidays.”
The intention of the program is to provide greater access for families and residents to outdoor green space and naturally shaded play areas.
“Share Our Space is a great opportunity for families, children and local residents to stay active and enjoy of some of the fantastic playgrounds and spaces that are available through our public schools.”
Schools included for the spring holidays Share Our Space initiative are:
· Peakhurst South Public School
· Georges River College Hurstville Boys Campus
· Blakehurst High School
· Mortdale Public School
For more information and to find participating schools please visit https://www.schoolinfrastructure.nsw.gov.au/programs/share-our-space.html.